Mr. Moseby, Carey, Zack, and Cody appeared in all 87 episodes, London appeared in 85 (missed two in season 2; "Have a Nice Trip" and "Birdman of Boston") and Maddie appeared in 75 (missed one in season 2; "Loosely Ballroom", and 11 in season 3; "Summer Of Our Discontent", "Baggage", "Sleepover Suite", "The Arwin That Came To Dinner", "First Day of High School", "Of Clocks And Contracts", "Arwinstein", "Orchestra", "A Tale Of Two Houses", "Tiptonline", and "Benchwarmers").
London mentions that her father has been married 12 times. We know that London has had 5 step moms plus her real mom (equals 6) so Mr. Tipton was married 6 times before he married London's real mom (unless he divorced the one we met and remarried).
As with the two previous seasons there is a clip in the credits that does not actually appear in any episode. It is the one where Carey is singing in the red dress.
Mr. Moseby said London never worked but she has in a couple of previous episodes.
The vase that sat on the table in the middle of the hotel lobby that has been knocked off the table and saved from breaking throughout the series, finally falls and breaks in this episode.
We learn that Muriel retired two years ago, hence the reason for her disappearance from the series. Her hair is colored white, instead of red in this episode.
First and last appearance of Estelle Harris (Muriel) since season 1.
In this episode, clips from 1.01, 1.05, 1.10, 1.12, 1.14, 1.23, 1.25, 2.03, 2.04, 2.08, 2.13, 2.14, 2.18, 2.23, 2.38, and 3.05 were used in the flashbacks. Episode 3.05, "Who's the Boss?", was the only season 3 episode used in the flashbacks.
Mr. Moseby: Everbody move back, move back. He doesn't want to be crowded. (they bump back into the table causing the vase to break as Muriel suddenly appears)
Muriel: I'm not cleaning that up!
Mr. Tipton: Muriel, you're fired (Mr. Tipton snaps his fingers and he and his bodyguards leave).
Maddie: Not bad, but you didn't get on the cover of the magazine.
(Maddie is holding a magazine with her on the cover and singing)
Mr Moseby: Well, you can't get the employee bonus if I fire you first.
London: I love it when poor people fight! I'm taking the skinny blond on the third round!
Mr. Moseby: (to Zack & Cody) Mr. Tipton is coming for an inspection, and I need you two to be somewhere.
Cody: Where's that?
Mr. Moseby: A little place I like to call anywhere but here.
Zack: Why do you always think we're gonna mess things up?
Mr. Moseby: I don't think. I know.
Mr. Moseby: London, I was wondering, do you happen to know what mood your father might be in?
London: Why do you care what mood Daddy is in?
Mr. Moseby: Well, as a loyal employee, naturally, I care about your father's happiness.
Maddie: (comes in) London, is it true that if your dad's in a good mood, someone gets a bonus?!
London: So that's why you wanted to know what mood Daddy's in!
Mr. Moseby: No. I knew nothing of this $50,000 bonus.
Maddie: Aha! I never said how much it was!
Mr. Moseby: Lucky guess?
Mr. Moseby: Let's face it. There's only one thing that keeps this hotel from falling apart.
London: Giant magnets in the basement?
Mr. Moseby: No. I meant me!
London: (gasps) Oh, no! Daddy's gonna fire me!
Maddie: London, you don't work here.
London: He's already done it?!
Muriel: Celebrate on your own time. Where's my 20 bucks?!
(Cody looks in his pocket for money)
Mr. Moseby: Oh no, allow me, young wildebeests. (to Muriel; takes out some money) Ah, good. Do you have change for a hundred?
Muriel: No! (takes money and leaves) Taxi!
Even though he was the most frequent recurring cast member, Adrian R' Mante (Esteban Ramirez) does not appear in this episode. He is seen in flashbacks, however.
Giovannie Samuels (Nia Moseby), who played a major recurring role this season, also does not appear in this episode, and does not appear in flashbacks either.
The German episode title is "Die Feuerprobe", meaning "The Ordeal".
Here is a list of the number of appearance of the major recurring characters in this season (and in the entire series):
Agnes - did not appear this season (4)
Amy - 4 (did not appear previously)
Arwin - 7 (26)
Barbara - 4 (8)
Bob - 2 (15)
Chelsea - 2 (3)
Chef Paolo - 1 (3)
Corrie - did not appear this season (4)
Esteban - 5 (35)
Holly - 4 (5)
Ilsa - did not appear this season (4)
Jasmine - 4 (did not appear previously)
Jessica and Janice - 1 (7)
Kurt - 2 (6)
Lance - 3 (9)
Leah - 4 (did not appear previously)
Leslie - 1 (2)
Mary-Margaret - did not appear this season (6)
Max - did not appear this season (6)
Mark - 3 (4)
Millicent - 4 (did not appear previously)
Mr. Forgess - 1 (3)
Mr. Tipton - 2 (3)
Muriel - 1 (13)
Nia - 7 (did not appear previously)
Patrick - 1 (10)
Sister Dominick - 1 (5)
Skippy - 3 (5)
Tapeworm - did not appear this season (4)
Tiffany - 1 (2)
Warren - did not appear this season (4)
Wayne - 4 (did not appear previously)
This episode aired on Disney Channel Australia on October 11, 2008.
This episode first aired on Disney Channel Asia on 14 September 2008.
Mr. Tipton's favourite cake flavor is German Chocolate Cake, as according to London, in all his 12 weddings, he ordered a German Chocolate Cake as his wedding cake.
This episode is basically a clip show as it shows scenes from previous episodes.
This episode is part of the Disney Channel marathon "The Suite Life and Times of London Tipton", on Disney Channel USA.
The way Mr. Tipton fires Muriel is just how Donald Trump fires people on "The Apprentice".
User Score: 2446
User Score: 1307
User Score: 634
User Score: 737
User Score: 607
User Score: 554
User Score: 487
User Score: 471
User Score: 333
User Score: 251
User Score: 227
User Score: 223
User Score: 193
User Score: 179
User Score: 173
User Score: 169
User Score: 169
User Score: 159
User Score: 117
User Score: 109